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Managing Your Digital Profile How can you manage your online profile in order to ensure that when people (including potential funders, collaborators, etc.) Google you, they find useful information about your professional activities? 1 Brian Kelly, UKOLN
A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/meetings/ukoln-managing-digital-profile-2012/ Twitter: #ukoln Managing Your Digital Profile Brian Kelly UKOLN University of Bath Bath, UK UKOLN is supported by: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 licence (but note caveat) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Blog: http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @briankelly Acceptable Use Policy Recording this talk, taking photos, discussing the content using Twitter, blogs, etc. is welcomed providing distractions to others is minimised. Acceptable Use Policy Recording this talk, taking photos, discussing the content using Twitter, blogs, etc. is welcomed providing distractions to others is minimised. ORCID: 0000-0001-5875-8744 http://bit.ly/briankelly-orcid LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ ukwebfocus
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About This Session This session will: Describe ways of managing one's professional digital profile. Cover general services such as LinkedIn together with services of particular relevance to researchers, such as Google Scholar, Academia.edu, ResearchGate and ORCID. Describe ways in which other Social Web tools can be integrated with these services. Provide an opportunity to discuss potential risks and concerns and ways of managing such concerns. 4
Your Interests? What: Specific tools and services General issues would you like to see addressed? Which tools do you currently use for raising your professional profile? What concerns do you have? 5
The Aims & Opportunities A summary of the aims: You want potential collaborators, funders and employers to easily find information about you and your previous work You want your previous work to be easily found and for this to provide access to your current activities A summary of the opportunities: We work in a digital environment We work for a Googleable organisation: ‘UKOLN’ rather than ‘bath’ Our outputs are (mostly) publically available We have time to enhance our digital profile 6
Building Your Professional Presence 7 Now mainstream (though arguments about terminology New Librarian’s Symposium, Queensland, Feb 2013
Your Personal Professional Brand 8 CriticalSteph: good example of a consistent digital brand.
Your Personal Professional Brand CriticalSteph: good example of a consistent digital brand. 9 CriticalSteph’s consistent brand
Everyone Uses Google! Google search for “John Smith, Bristol” 10 Google search for people often find LinkedIn profiles
LinkedIn Google search for an academic: Andrew Ravenscroft who visited India recently (to advise on elearning strategies) 11 Importance of LinkedIn
Getting the Message Across Kirsty Pitkin’s LinkedIn profile 12 LinkedIn
Getting the Message Across Kirsty’s LinkedIn profile 13
Getting the Message Across Kirsty’s LinkedIn profile 14
Getting the Message Across My LinkedIn Profile 15 LinkedIn works because: It’s Google-friendly (HTML SEO techniques) It’s popular: lots of links = improved Google-ranking It works
LinkedIn Notifications You can receive email notifications 16 You can also change email preferences, update privacy settings, … On December 11, 2012, you'll be getting the new LinkedIn profile, which has a simplified design, provides deeper insights, and surfaces new ways to connect and build relationships. You'll also be one of the first to preview a new way to showcase rich content on your profile -- like presentations, videos, documents, and more.
Opus 17 Opus UKOLN staff would be expected to make significant use of institutional repository for hosted full-text items Survey in June 2011 showed 43% full text items (only ~7% for Bath)
Opus 18 Opus Important to have papers, reports, etc. in managed environment e.g. Opus. http://opus.bath.ac.uk/view/person_id/588.html
Opus 19 Opus Connections are important: for people and for Google http://opus.bath.ac.uk/view/person_id/2057.html
Opus’s Limitations “http://opus.bath.ac.uk/view/divisions/ cent=5Fukoln.html#group_D - are only current employees indexed? What about browse?” When staff leave, their ID (email address) is deleted. Content available, but no ‘owner’ information. Therefore need to manage ‘ownership’ information (e.g. using LinkedIn, …). 20 Opus
Academia.edu 22 People do use it to find research papers (either directly or via Google)
ResearchGate 23 Researchggate ResearchGate: another list of research publications https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brian_Kelly/
ResearchGate 24 To date Opus has hosted content & these services have had links (avoid fragmenting usage stats). Now feel content should ideally be replicated (lockss).
Mendeley 25 Lot of buzz about Mendeley http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/brian-kelly/
Slideshare 26 Slideshare Using Slideshare can help ensure: Your presentations are available & embeddable Evidence of reuse is available But Stats may be flawed Links may be spam!
Who Am I? Where Am I Now? 27 ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID): New open approach for associating research content with researcher 30 seconds to create Can be empty or private (used for workflow) Longer to add content! (Unless content imported from elsewhere e.g. Scopus) My ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5875-8744 Or http://bit.ly/briankelly-orcid !
Google+ For Sharing 39 Google+ is part of the resource-sharing environment
Facebook 40 Mainly used for ‘friends’ – but friends may also: Work in the sector Know of jobs, opportunities, … Remember Facebook is very popular! You can automatically post content from blogs, Twitter, … to Facebook (LinkedIn,..)
Twitter Works For Professionals Mellisa Terras’ blog post on how Twitter increases downloads for peer-reviewed papers 42 Other potential areas for such use of Twitter Promoting your project outputs Promoting events …
Understanding Twitter (1) Applications such as SocialBro provide an understanding of how Twitter is being used 43 Most tweet daily Most follow >100 Most tweet <5 times 1329
Understanding Twitter (2) 44 Crowdbooster is a free Web-based Twitter analytics tool Note this is the ‘potential’ no. of impressions. Reality will be much less!
Using Twitter (For The Sceptic) Not a natural Twitterer, but see benefits? Have an avatar (portrait, animal, hobby) 45 Grow your community (cf the conversations you miss) Participate in hashtagged events so likeminded people see you exist Share links to resources you care about (your stuff; stuff you’re reading) Favourite tweets (so others can see you’ve done so and maybe then follow you)
Understand Twitter Interactions An @ message (can be delivered by SMS) 46 New followers: which should I follow back? The tweets which have been retweeted (RTd) Tweets which have been favourited (bookmarked)
Storify Twitter now plays a key role in many events we attend. @criticalsteph as a remote event amplifier using Storify. 47 Can help understand a community (e.g. CERIFiers) Who are the key players? Who should I follow on Twitter?
RebelMouse 48 RebelMouse shows the content of links you tweet (a personalised newspaper)
Tweetchats #uklibchat Tweetchats take place fortnightly on Tuesdays from 18.30- 20.30 A #uklibchat on “Innovative use of Technology in Libraries” took place recently Look at the archives to see what you missed. 49 See blog post on “#uklibchat, #ECRchat, #PhDchat, #Socialchat and Other Tweetchats”
Concerns, Risks, … Concerns: I haven’t got the time I’m worried about privacy Social media is about LOL cats, … I don’t like Google, Fb, … - I’ll stick with identi.ca, … … Risks: Risks of being stalked, content stolen, …. Risks of not understanding the risks and practices 54 Note also: Risks of not raising one’s visibility Competition from others Missing the low-hanging fruit